Reclaimed Log Home: Uncovering History

Recently, we received a phone call to requesting us to go out to a site of an older home located in southwestern Ontario. When we walked up, we saw a typical brick house. Now, in the past, we’ve been able to reclaim beautiful timber frames from old houses like this one. Thinking that would beContinue reading “Reclaimed Log Home: Uncovering History”

Humidity: its Effect on Flooring

Choosing reclaimed flooring for your home or cottage is one of the best decisions you can make. Not only does it beautifully display character and add richness to the space, it can withstand marking and wear much better than a new wood floor. This is in part due to the patina that the majority ofContinue reading “Humidity: its Effect on Flooring”

Sustainability: Doing our part with the 3 R’s

At Nostalgic Wood, we believe in the ‘Three Rs’ of sustainability: Reclaimed, Recovered and Rescued. While the words have been transformed from the original, better known ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’, the overall meaning has not. We strongly believe in, and commit to, sustainable practices; recycling materials as much as possible; reusing and repurposing existing cuts andContinue reading “Sustainability: Doing our part with the 3 R’s”

Engineered Flooring: For those tricky, temperature influenced floors

Engineered flooring is a fantastic product, especially when used in certain applications. There is occasionally misunderstanding about when is best to use Engineered Flooring. We’d like to discuss the product to help you figure out if it’s the right flooring for you. The Assembly Let’s talk about how Engineered Flooring is assembled. Often, we hearContinue reading “Engineered Flooring: For those tricky, temperature influenced floors”

Pre-finished versus on-site finished flooring

If you’re in the market for the perfect wood flooring for your home or cottage, you’ve probably come across a few debates about pre-finished floors versus on-site finished floors. Both options can turn into beautiful flooring. Here are a couple things to consider between pre-finished and onsite finished flooring. Currently, there are so many finishing productsContinue reading “Pre-finished versus on-site finished flooring”

Spalted Maple: Nature’s Penmanship

Spalted maple is a highly coveted look for a beautiful accent piece. Spalting is a natural phenomenon that occurs in the early stages of wood decay. It gives the wood dark contrasting lines and streaks where fungus has began to attack the wood. Spalting is seen as beautiful displays of dark lines running through theContinue reading “Spalted Maple: Nature’s Penmanship”

Emerald Ash Borer: Destructive artists at work

The epidemic of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Central North America has resulted in the loss of millions of Ash trees. Entire Forests have fallen victim to this beetle. Signs of infestation become apparent once the tree has been heavily infested by the EAB. Unfortunately, one signs are visible, the outlook is bleak. SignsContinue reading “Emerald Ash Borer: Destructive artists at work”

Queen’s Wharf Wood

The Queen’s Wharf is the third and largest of the military-built wharves. It offered many uses, including connection to the railways. As a result, it was a busy industrial dock used by tall ships, schooners, and steamers. In fact, it connected the flow of goods from the Great Lakes waterways to the railways of theContinue reading “Queen’s Wharf Wood”

DOUGLAS FIR: How the heck did it get to Ontario

Most would agree that old barns are pretty neat. Some barns have withstood the test of time, especially in Ontario. Ever wonder how they decided what lumber to use? Well, in short, most barns built in the 1800s were simply made up of the wood that was found on the farm property. It was easyContinue reading “DOUGLAS FIR: How the heck did it get to Ontario”